Eternal #1

Eternal #1

Writer: William Harms Artist: Giovanni Valleta Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
7.2Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

In a world of clones, the Human Liberation Army wants to free people from New Life's grasp. Their leader Gail will take the most drastic, personal measures yet to do so. Rathmann, a former homicide detective turned New Life enforcer, is on the case, and is asking tough questions. Violet, a young girl and one of the few nonhumans (Pures, they're called) left, is longing to enter the real world. But she has no idea the danger she is stepping into.

  • 9.5
    Nerd Rock from the Sun - Trevor Coelho Jul 27, 2015

    Refreshingly new. And a great take on the idea of immortality - what it can do to humanity, an good solid illustration of 'be careful what you wish for'. Thoroughly worth investing time and money in. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jordanne MacDonald Dec 11, 2014

    Eternal #1 is a very interesting new series which has been given an excellent start. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Dec 15, 2014

    Overall, the series has a great concept, some cool art, and a hell of a start for a first issue. For folks interesting in science fiction, or action films, it's well worth picking up and checking out the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Tres Dean Dec 11, 2014

    It's a great debut and has potential to be Boom's next big hit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Dec 9, 2014

    The only thing I could find a problem with is it's such a large story to tell in only 4 issues so the story, at times, is rushed, but Harms and team do a great job at delivering the necessary information while progressing the action of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Denise Blakely Dec 11, 2014

    Eternal is most definitely worth picking up. The story is fast paced, gripping and different. What I most love about a book like this is that it really becomes a social commentary on human behavior. Harms has done a wonderful job of making realistic predictions about how people would behave in world where death is no longer a reality to face with uncertainty, but rather now a minor inconvenience. I look forward to seeing what other behavioral insights he makes in the three issues that are to follow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Draven Katayama (loudlysilent) Dec 11, 2014

    This opening chapter to Harms' four-issue story is intriguing and energized with believable tension. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Dec 20, 2014

    Eternal mixes elements from some of my favorite sci-fi stories. There's a bit of Battlestar Galactica, Post Mortal, and a hint of Blade Runner. It's a heady concept with a lot of moving parts that I want to see fleshed out a bit more. The book is just starting to build up some steam and I'm interested in seeing where it goes once it's moving at full speed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Nina Bird Dec 10, 2014

    I find the concept behind this story really interesting, but so far this comic is too vague and scattered for the reader to fully follow along. The readers aren't in on it, not yet, but I'm certainly intrigued, and I'm ready to find out more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Dec 11, 2014

    I wanted to really like "Eternal" #1. It's not a horrible book but there's a lot missing that took this from being a must read to something a little less than average. The concept is very good but with such a short window to tell the story, I'm worried, and predict, that this won't end up being what I wanted it to be. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Dec 11, 2014

    "Eternals" #1 is a high concept that suffers from trying to do too many things at once. It can hopefully balance out in the coming issues but for now it is quite possible it could collapse under the weight of the very concept that gives the story life. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Pablo Arriaga Dec 10, 2014

    The art on "Eternal" is choppy. Some panels seem very well crafted while others seem out of place, or lacking in comparison, particularly when it comes to the characters expressions. The coloring isn't very vibrant, with plenty of action sequences to go around, they don't leave lasting impressions, which is to say for the book overall. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Educated Reader Dec 16, 2014

    Interesting start. A little bit too fast-paced. This has all been done before, so let's see what makes this book so different in #2.

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